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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Summary 2020 — Washington

State Contact

Ms Kristen VanValkenburg
Washington Agriculture In the Classroom
975 Carpenter Road NE
Lacey, WA 98516
P: 360.770.3383
E: info@waic.net
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Innovative Programming Conducted and Educational Resources Developed

We developed the following resources:

  • Ag@School magazine & teachers guide aligned to standards targeted at 4th graders. Produced 3 times per school year - Fall - general overview of WA agriculture, Winter - technology in agriculture, and Spring - Agriculture & the environment
    • https://cdn.agclassroom.org/wa/pub/ag_school/20_2.pdf
    • https://cdn.agclassroom.org/wa/pub/teacher_guide/20_2.pdf

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

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Program Leader Biosketch

Kristen VanValkenburg, Washington Ag in the Classroom PR director grew up on a small cattle and hay operation in Western Washington. She actively participated in 4-H, and FFA with a variety of projects throughout her youth. She graduated with honors from Washington State University with a degree in Agriculture Education and later earned a Masters degree from WSU in Agriculture with an emphasis on education. She taught high school agriculture for eight and a half years and then entered the private sector and worked for the Washington Farm Bureau. After an unexpected layoff in 2012 she eagerly accepted a part time position as the PR director with Washington Ag in the Classroom. Agriculture and education has always been her passions and celebrating 9 years with WA Ag in the Classroom!